Will Ferrell hospitalised after SUV flips in car accident

Will Ferrell hospitalised after SUV flips in car accident

Comedian and actor, Will Ferrell, has reportedly been hospitalised following a car accident

The Anchorman star was riding in a chauffeur driven SUV, when it flipped over in a collision involving two automobiles last night. Ferrell, along with two other passengers, was transported to hospital shortly afterwards.

Will Ferrell Credit: Getty

Witnesses told TMZ that the SUV was swiped by another vehicle while driving on the I-5 freeway in Orange County, California at around 11pm.

While it's currently unclear what injuries the actor and his fellow passengers suffered, Ferrell was seen speaking on his mobile phone while firefighters attended to the scene and loaded his stretcher into the ambulance.

According to another witness, who also gave a statement to TMZ, a female passenger in Ferrell's car sustained more serious injuries - and was purportedly bleeding profusely.

The group were believed to have been travelling back from a Funny or Die event outside San Diego where Ferrell adopted his popular Anchorman persona of Ron Burgundy.

Will Ferrell crash Credit: LA-OC.tv

Fans have been taking to social media to wish Ferrell - and the other passengers involved - a quick recovery.

"Hoping Will Ferrell is alright. I was at the Glam Up The Midterms event he was at last night and he was amazing as Ron Burgundy," one Twitter user wrote, while another corroborated "Sending healing vibes to Will Ferrell after his scary accident last night in Orange County."

 

Naturally, some attempted to channel Will Ferrell and use humour to uplift the situation at hand. One Twitter user in particular just couldn't help but reference Talladega Nights. "Update on Will Ferrell’s SUV accident. The driver of the other car that Ferrell was side swiped by has been identified as Jean Girard," they wrote.

Ferrell has currently been working on the upcoming comedy, Holmes and Watson, which will see him reunite who John C. Reilly - who also starred in Step Brothers.

Deadline reports that while Holmes and Watson was originally set to feature Sacha Baron Cohen, it was stalled for several years allegedly due to financial reasons.

Sony Pictures picked up the project, however, so we're set to see the big-screen take on Arthur Conan Doyle's classic later this year. Ethan Coen, one half of the Coen brothers, is taking on the feature as both director and writer.

The comedic take on the enduring characters will also feature several other well-known actors, including Lauren Lapkus, Rob Brydon, Kelly Macdonald, Ralph Fiennes, and Hugh Laurie.

Holmes and Watson is due to be released on December the 21st this year in the US. The UK release date has yet to be announced.

We wish Will Ferrell and everyone else involved in the crash a speedy recovery.